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Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 2:30pm EST
interactive virtual reality tool. subjects are gradually immersed in environments to which they were deployed. from a remote afghan village to an iraqi marketplace, to recreate the situation that brought on a soldier's traumatic stress. the virtual reality is connect wednesday the tried and true tool called prolonged exposure therapy. >> this i really don't like because i'm claustrophobic and i feel really enclosed here and i don't know what's going to be around any corner so yeah, this is. tapping into my worst fears. i'm going to get out of there. >> this is a generation of soldiers who group playing video games. how does that factor into this as a therapy? >> if you give somebody the option of doing straight talk to a psychologist form of treatment or you tell them hey, we're going to put you in virtual reality and that's going to be part of the treatment, you know digital generation, folks that's and easy choice. we're hoping that's that will break down barriers to care. >> to undergo this therapy the patient has to descent into his -- descend into his or her worst fear. i imagine that wo
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